Moviemaking

  • Visions From Down Under

    As anyone who has seen the movies of Kurosawa, Truffaut, or Bergman knows, great filmmakers tend to leave not only a personal...

  • Triumph and Tragedy

    In 1954 two exceptional films on organized labor were produced. Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront worn innumerable awards and is often recognized...

  • Video Masturbation

    No, I’m not talking about the kind of self-abuse induced by Debbie Does Dallas. But video masturbation is an Old Testament-style waste...

  • Providence Comes Through

    Part 1, Part 2 The dream began like this. I was once a little boy in a tiny Greek village and a...

  • That’s a Wrap

    Screenplay writing was by far the most popular subject among the participants. Judging from interviews and questions posed by audience members, there...

  • Sweet Little Films

    It’s hard for Zola Mumford to watch Hollywood movies. She says there’s very little in them that a young, woman of color...

  • Ross McElwee’s March

    Ross McElwee had been making his own brand of independent films for a number of years when Sherman’s March established him as...

  • High and Low

    As those of you who are hardcore cineastes probably know, "High and Low," the headline for this inaugural Freeze Frame, is also...

  • The Friend or Dafoe?

    Prior to Body of Evidence‘s theatrical release a rumor floated that if the film did not perform well, the producers had an...

  • Making Movies

    I am making a movie. Not just a little movie, but a feature length one. And without much money. In fact, about...